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Rich AV Design Wins 2018 Home of the Year Award

Upper West Side Project Receives Silver Prize

Rich AV Design Wins 2018 Home of the Year Award

Electronic House, the leading information site for smart  home consumers, announces the winners of 2018 Home of the Year Awards recognizing the best technologies, products, and services for the smart home. 

"Our annual Home of the Year contest winners re present the finest implementations of smart  home technology," says Electronic House editor Lisa Montgomery. "From creative integration of  systems to innovative design and installation techniques, the winning home systems integration  companies and projects serve as inspiration to any homeowner interested in incorporating smart  elements into their own residences."


All entries will be posted to ElectronicHouse.com, receive a free listing in the Electronic House Installer Directory, be included in audience newsletters, be eligible for selection as an Electronic  House “Home of the Week” feature story, and receive social media coverage.
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All entries were  udged on level of integration and engineering, and specific ways in which the  technology has enhanced the lives of the people who are using it.. 

Below is some information on our winning entry, which won in the  Best Smart Home of the Year > $150,000+ category. Further down you can see the other categories and winners. 

For this project, we worked on a luxury space in New York City’s Upper West Side. The client wanted a Savant System solution similar to the one in family’s existing home – this time, with state-of-the-art technology.

The Savant system includes entertainment, lighting, climate control, surveillance, and motorized shades.

We used a Ketra lighting system that automatically adjusts color temperature according to outside light to regulate the family’s circadian rhythm. Ketra also brings stylistic benefits. The grand foyer, for example, includes 2,000 LED lights that change color to create impressive works of art.

With beautiful, large windows overlooking the Manhattan skyline, smart shading was another cornerstone. We used J Geiger /Savant shades with decorative mounts, and each bedroom had Savant sunshades and Lutron blackout shades with in-wall recessed side channels.

For multi-room audio, we installed 28 invisible speakers. These connect to a Savant Music System with access to Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Radio, and AirPlay.

The living room and family room have 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound setups, respectively. The living room has a 75-inch TV within beautiful marble framing while the family room has an 85-inch TV in a custom AV cabinet.

The master bedroom has a 55-inch TV on a recessed arm mount. The viewing position adjusts to watch streaming services or Blu-ray movies from bed or the bedroom’s sitting area.

Best Before & After
Gold
BNC Technology
Hurlingham Road-Home Cinema
Silver
Hi-Tech System Associates Inc.
G.O.A.T. System Makeover
Bronze
Automation Design + Entertainment
Renovated Lake House Retreat

Best Home Theater > $25,000 or less
Gold
TYM Smart Homes & Home Theaters
The Ridge Theater

Best Multipurpose Room
Gold
Service Tech Audio Visual
Hook'em
Silver
Gramophone
Game Night Galore
Bronze
Atlantic Control Technologies
Winter Coastal Hideaway


Best Outdoor Entertainment Space
Gold
AHT Residential – A Division of AHT Global
Ultimate Miami Beach Crestron Home
Silver
Automation Design + Entertainment
Elegant Outdoor Entertaining Mecca
Bronze
BlueSpeed AV

Best Smart Home of the Year > $150,000+ Contemporary Style
Gold
Spire Integrated Systems
High Performance Lake House
Silver
Rich AV Design, LLC
Upper West Side Apartment
Bronze
MAXICON

Best Smart Home of the Year > $150,000+ Traditional Style

Gold

BlueSpeed AV
Innovative Smart Home in the Woods
Silver
Big Picture Solutions, Inc.
Tequesta
Bronze

ListenUp

Roswell Home


Best Smart Home of the Year > Less than $150,000 Contemporary Style
Gold
Habitech Systems
The Kargar Showcase
Silver
Atlantic Control Technologies
Historic and Modern DC Row Home in Georgetown
Bronze
Mozaic Audio Video Integration

Best Smart Home of the Year > Less than $150,000 Traditional Style
Gold
Lelch Audio Video
Modern craft
Silver
TYM Smart Homes & Home Theaters
The Holladay Haven
Bronze
Atlantic Control Technologies
Winter Coastal Hideaway


Best Unique Space
Gold
BlueSpeed AV
Rare Car Garage, 1950s Mobil Pump Station & Candy Shop - All under one roof!
Silver
Big Picture Solutions, Inc.
Tequesta
Bronze
Millenium Systems Design
ELAN Golf Simulator Game Room/Home Theater


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